published on August 22, 2018 - 1:11 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

The Fresno County Department of Public Health (FCDPH) is advising county residents that an individual with confirmed measles possibly exposed others while visiting Fresno County.

This individual may have exposed others during a visit to the Country Store at Harris Ranch in Coalinga.

Measles is a highly contagious disease and is easily contracted by breathing in air that has been shared by someone with measles.

Common symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, red eyes and a rash that typically starts on the face and spreads down the body, which usually appears 10 to 12 days after exposure.

The patient was at the Country Store between 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Aug. 10. Those exposed in this time frame and who show signs of measles are urged by the department to stay home, verify their immunization status and then contact their health care provider by telephone for instructions.

Residents with questions about potential exposure can call the FCDPH Communicable Disease Investigation program at (559) 600-3332.

“This travel-associated case is another reminder of why vaccines are important for us to build her immunity and protect our residents,” said Fresno County Health Officer Dr. Sara Goldgraben.

The FCDPH is taking steps to contact individuals who were potentially exposed.


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